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The downside of wireless

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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When the keyboard batteries run out of juice in the middle of a post you're typing at 10 PM, that's the disadvantage to no unsightly wires in a de-cluttered office. "You should always have spare batteries" I hear you cry. Well, of course I keep spare [...]

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Passive House Savings Diagram

Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard for Energy Efficient Design

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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It seems that every week or two I latch onto a new obsession in the world of modern and green building, suck as much information as possible out of it, and then move on to the next concept to obsess over. Well, for the past two weeks I my addition to green building knowledge has [...]

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Seed your Head. In the High Temple o' Modernism

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:09 AM
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* A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE on DESIGN, ENTREPRENEURSHIP and INSPIRATION * On Friday, June the 6th 2008 in Chicago. I'll be there (just back from Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai to look at buildings) to give a lunchtime talk on Crown Hall, Mies, and the [...]

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Amore quelli italiani!

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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We love those Italians.There are so many places in the world to see, but Italy is one of those places we could never get tired of. They have wonderful food, architecture (both historic and modern), art and product design. Some Italian things we love [...]

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The Most Important Room(s) in the House

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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The bathrooms might be some of the smaller rooms in the house, but per square foot, they take the cake on design time- no question about it. The existing house has a recently remodeled full bathroom on the first level, so that has saved us some design [...]

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Coulda Woulda Shoulda

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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One thing that is a bit intimidating about designing our own house and being architects, is that we don’t want to make any mistakes - we’re not perfect; and we know whatever we do here will require us to live with it for a long time to come. If it [...]

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A Good Foundation

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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A good foundation is important in just about everything, from the type of bread one uses for a sandwich to concrete piers. Even in spite of the bad soils we needed to deal with we have a good foundation in place now and will begin framing up walls in the [...]

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Some Progress and Some Decisions

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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This week seemed like a bit of a slow week at the job site. There were some winter flu bugs and the contractor was waiting for floor joists and for a stretch of days before taking apart too much of the existing house. There is a lot of demolition that [...]

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A Little Riff on Wood

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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A lot of people ask me - "Hey Kevin, what do you know about wood? " I smile a knowing smile and nod my head slightly. "Not enough" I say. But here are some interesting things to know about the wood that we've used on the framing and structure of our [...]

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Recon Wood

by Kevin & Roxanne from EcoDEEP Haus  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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This is been one hard, cruel winter. The temperature has averaged 2.3 degrees below normal for an average temperature of 17.3 degrees according to Sven from KARE-11. This has not been the ideal winter for a construction project. We are about 1 week [...]

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